Salve Regina: The Way We Were

Eleanor Testa and date at the Sapphire Ball, Feb. 18, 1950

NEWPORT, R.I. – In recognition of Salve Regina’s 60th anniversary celebration, which runs through September, SALVEtoday is spending the year examining the university’s history through photographs culled from its archives. Each month, a photo retrospective is looking at "The Way We Were."

Salve Regina first opened its doors 60 years ago in September 1947. To commemorate this milestone, a yearlong celebration is highlighting the continued development of the university’s academic community and to honor 60 years of mercy in higher education.

Photos submitted by Maria Bernier, university archivist.

Cap and Gown Day, Feb. 6, 1948

Entire Class of 1951 upon receiving caps and gowns, Feb. 6, 1948

The French Club, February 1960

The men’s basketball team, circa 1970s

The women’s basketball team, February 1977

Sister Lucille McKillop, the Rev. Sean McManus, Maureen Callanan and

Dr. Nora Connolly O’Brien chat before O’Brien’s lecture on the 1916

Easter Rebellion, Feb. 19, 1977

Student march to support Desert Storm troops, February 1991

Kathleen Connell, Harry Belafonte, Sister Lucille McKillop and Robert

McKenna at the Black Heritage Festival reception, February 1992

Dance marathon fundraiser


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